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Package containing contraband tobacco, marijuana, shatter seized at Warkworth Institution

Warkworth Institution officials say a package containing contraband tobacco, marijuana and shatter was seized on Oct. 23. File

Federal corrections officials say more than $137,000 of contraband items were seized from Warkworth Institution last week.

Correctional Service Canada said that on Oct. 23, staff seized a package containing contraband on the perimeter of the medium-sized federal prison located 60 kilometres south of Peterborough.

Inside the package were tobacco and rolling papers, marijuana, shatter, a lighter and a USB adaptor, officials said.

Read more: More than $665,000 in contraband seized at Warkworth Institution in September

The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $137,695.

A complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions was implemented in 2008.

The Correctional Service of Canada says it uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

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